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Custom Zipp 808 Firecrest Front Wheel

Custom Zipp 808 Firecrest Front Wheel
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The Zipp 808 Firecrest rim is perfect for cyclists seeking superior aero performance paired with the ride quality, strength and handling of a wider body rim.

The 808 Firecrest is the fastest front rim Zipp has ever tested. Its 27.5 mm-wide profile is 15 seconds faster than before over 40 km, and now equals or exceeds the performance of any 90 mm-deep rim on the market as well as many discs. At high wind angles, the 808’s aero advantage is even greater, yet Firecrest also makes the 808 remarkably stable.

The Zipp Firecrest 808 handles crosswinds with the stability you'd normally associate with a much shallower rim, making the 808 ideal for non-disc-legal courses like Kona. The wide rim shape provides efficient power transfer along with comfort and durability, making it an excellent choice for just about any terrain and riding style.

Zipp's wind tunnel testing confirms that widening the Firecrest rim and changing the sidewall's curvature profile improves aerodynamics, ride quality and stiffness. Without giving up the proven benefits of the toroidal shape, the wider rim shape moves the center of pressure closer to the rider, providing more stable, predictable handling than rims of equal or even shallower depth.

In both tubular and clincher versions, the wider Firecrest design better protects tires and places more rubber on the road while cornering without adding rolling resistance. A wider rim offers greater vertical compliance for control and comfort on rough surfaces while increasing lateral stiffness for sprinting and cornering.

Zipp's solution to heat buildup on carbon clincher brake surfaces during heavy braking is the integration of a heat-resistant resin based on materials used in Formula 1 brakes. Available exclusively to Zipp, this new technology resists heat for more consistent braking performance and tire pressure on long descents. This technology improves heat dissipation so substantially that Firecrest is the only carbon clincher to pass stringent European safety testing without limitations on rider weight or brake pad options.

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Not sure what to choose? Call (626-442-4444) or email us. We're always happy to discuss component options and make recommendations for optimal performance.

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Note: If you would like to further customize your build with a unique combination of white, red, black or silver spokes, please leave us a note in the special instructions field and we will work out the details with you via email.

Includes:

  • Base package price includes Zipp 808 Firecrest clincher rim, DT Swiss 350 hub, black DT Aero Comp bladed spokes, alloy nipples, rim tape, and labor.

Important: Zipp Firecrest rims are supplied with black decals. White, green, pink, red, or blue decals can be added for a surcharge.

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